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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located near the historical district of Oak Park. You can stay in the main hotel or the annex. We chose the annex since the price was right, but we still had full access of the main hotel area. It is within walking distance of things to explore - Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions, local businesses and... More 

Thank dianepdk
Cody, Wyoming
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Note that the lobby is sunken, and there are two street entrances. You will have to carry your bags up and down 4 stairs no matter which door you use. YMCA excercise rooms are good. Easy walk to CVS, Dunkin doughnuts, boutique shops, restaurants, bars, bus, Metra, Green line. Ask to be in old building and for safe deposit box.

Thank Ann P
Lake Forest, California
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332 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of nostalgic, throw back old building. The lobby is quaint but small, no coffee in the morning. You have to go to the adjoining restaurant for $2.50. The elevators are also small and slow; the beds are small too. After thinking about it, if you are small, this place would be a 4 star but regularly, it's an average... More 

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Washington, DC
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Note my prejudice: I don't have to travel to the Loop during the rush hours, and my grandchildren live a ten minute drive from the hotel. But I have stayed in the hotel proper (when Herself is with me) and in the "motel" section (when alone). The rooms are clean and pleasant, the food is good, the bar is a... More 

Thank TheMadYanks
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceeded our expectations . Courteous, helpful staff. Great location. We found two clean, modernized and comfortable rooms , with great beds . Nice shower. We had a tasty dinner at nearby Cucina Paridiso, 814 North Blvd. Highly recommend it.

Thank williamssly
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were in town for a Festival. I liked the location and previous two stays at the Carleton. This experience wasn't as great. We stayed in the Motel section, which we had done once before. It has a retro '60's type of vibe. But, our room seemed a bit unkempt. There were messages on the phone, from... More 

Thank Audra W
CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear Audra W, Thank you for your continued business. I apologize for any inconvenience during your last visit. I hope you will consider staying with us again, please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. More 

Taylor Ridge, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice hotel but the front desk staff made you feel like they were doing you a favor by checking you in. Called Manager and he gave a lukewarm apology for it. Stayed in the motor inn part which was kind of minimalist but clean. Could hear those above you. A nice, welcoming staff would have made a big difference.

Thank Cptsafety
CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear Cptsafety, Thank you for staying with us. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your visit. Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to stay with again. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. More 

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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Clean hotel with old fashioned decor and carpets. It's surrounded by pokestops if you're interested. Approx $38 from the airport. Check in and check out was a breeze, there's free wifi, and the dude that was there to check us out was really pleasant. The hotel has two restaurants, one is quite popular with the locals - Poor Phil's? It's... More 

Thank JumpJump
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only place to stay in Oak Park. We have been consistently pleased every time we stay there. The rooms are nice. All the staff we have dealt with have been great. We prefer the main building, rooms are quieter.

Thank pcguitarman
Washington, DC
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Carleton is charming! We stayed here for a weekend conference taking place at the hotel and thought it was great. Conveniently located within walking distance of restaurants and Oak Park attractions, and only a block from the CTA green line if you need to zip into Chicago. The room was large and the king-size bed very comfortable. The room... More 

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CarletonGM, General Manager at The Carleton of Oak Park, responded to this review

Dear sundog_dc, Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully, you will have the opportunity to visit us again. More 

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Additional Information about The Carleton of Oak Park

Address: 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
Region: United States > Illinois > Oak Park
Price Range: €138 - €185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carleton of Oak Park 3*
Number of rooms: 154
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“Choose the annex if you want a kitchenette too.”
 of 5 bubbles dianepdk, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Open a window if it gets hot, the heater is good and won't turn off.”
 of 5 bubbles Tim_the_Enchanter417, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Nice free parking in rear Allowed a late checkout ( 1.5 Hours) for funeral services downtown.”
 of 5 bubbles williamssly, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is a motel wing and a main building.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug2408, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the motor lodge are great for quick entry and exiting”
 of 5 bubbles 149charlese, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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